The Bruery Trois Poules Français

 
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For our third beer in the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ series we decided to take a little creative liberty when approaching the barrel aged version. We were able to acquire an abundance of syrah grapes from the Santa Ynez Valley, which are full of rich, dark berry flavors and a wisp of black pepper which seemed almost too perfect for Three French Hens. The grapes were pressed and the juice was added to the beer which was then aged in wine barrels for one year. The result is a satisfyingly tart, dark ale with hints of oak and dried fruit that finishes with a clean, vinous character typical of a deep red wine.

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3.4
drsordr (2868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour brown with burgundy hues and thin tan head. Nose light tart, tart cherry, slight powder, syrah. Taste taste sour up front, some tart jolly rancher. Red wine and light oak late.

3.8
mansquito (6912) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle left over in a Danish bar: pours mahogony with a beige head. Aroma is woody, malty, dark fruits, vinegar, funk. Taste is kind of like a quad that is also a sour. Woody and large.

3.8
markducommun (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Cloudy mahogany, not particularly dark, minimal head. Light spice, some pepper and anise. Lots of dark, tart fruit, grapes and cherry. Very sour, lots of sweetness. Very oily, heavier body. Very long finish. Good.

3.9
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Unclear brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of prunes, sour, sugar and candy. A flavor of prunes, sweets, sugar and sour.

3.6
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. The aroma is dominated by a strong red wine barrel presence that gives off vinous fruits such as grape, plum and raisin which are complimented by earthy oak, sweet booze and peppery spice notes. Subtle medicinal presence along with some sweet malts but the barrel notes overpower most of the unpleasantness of the base beer. Medium bodies with a really sweet vinous red wine flavor that lingers over the zesty spice and dark malts into a slightly dry finish. Slightly tart with a strong barrel presence that gives off oak,meed wine and lots of vikous dark fruit. Hints of grape, plum, date, fig and currant countered slightly roasted malt sweetness and peppery spice. Very subtle medicinal/syrupy presence with some caramel and toffee flavor. I found the regular 3 French Hens an undrinkable mess but the addition of stray grapes and red wine barrel aging have really toned things down. A bit heavy on the vinous fruit/red wine flavors but the overbearing alcohol and insane spiciness are kept in check. Complex, flavorful and pretty easy to drink considering how strong it is. A major improvement.

3
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle at a dinner hosted by Patrick Rue at the Gingerman in NYC. Although this was quite fun to try, it is miserably over the hill. The fruity vinuous notes have degraded into a vinegar-ish tartness. The beer is nearly flat and a bit harsh.


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